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A Plan of the Town and Harbour of Boston
1963
Printer:Printed by Meriden Gravure Company , American, 1888 - 1977
Collotype; black printer's ink and watercolor on paper
Primary Dimensions (image height x width): 14 3/8 x 18 7/8in. (36.5 x 47.9cm) Sheet (height x width): 17 1/4 x 21 3/4in. (43.8 x 55.2cm)
Credit Line: Connecticut Historical Society collection
Gallery Copy: This reproduction of a map showing Boston in 1775 was printed by the Meriden Gravure Company of Meriden, Connecticut. Though the Connecticut Historical Society does not own the original map, this facsimile forms part of its collections of fine printing by Connecticut printers. From 1888 until 1977, the Meriden Gravure Company specialized in high-quality image reproduction for academic institutions, museums, and libraries. The Connecticut Historical Society itself was among its customers, and CHS has many other examples of its work in its collections.
Description: Reproduction of a map of Boston, depicting the locations of the British and American troops in battles at Lexington and Concord and Bunker Hill, the army encampments, and the positions of ships in the harbor. The routes of the Minutemen, shown in blue coats and carrying rifles, are delineated at the top of the map. Below the title on the left side, there is a list of references that correspond to numbers found on the map, most of them clustered in and around the harbor area, that describe the ships, forts, batteries and events of the battles.
Cartographic Note: No scale Subject Note: The engagement that we now refer to as the Battle of Bunker Hill is simply identified as "the battle of 17th June 1775."
Inscription: Recto, left side, printed in black ink: "A PLAN OF THE / TOWN and HARBOUR of / BOSTON. / and the Country adjacent with the Road / from Boston to Concord / Shewing the Place of the late Engagement between the King's Troops & the Provincials, / together with the several Encampments of / both Armies in & about Boston. / Taken from an Actual Survey / Humbly Inscribed to Richd. Whitworth / Esq. Member of Parliament for Stafford. / By his most Obedient Servant / J. De Costa" Bottom right, printed in black ink: "A facsimile of the Original in the Map Collection of the Yale University Library, / New Haven, Connecticut" Bottom center, printed in black ink: "London Publish'd as the Act directs July 29th 1775 by J. De Costa Red Cross Street Southwark." Bottom right, printed in black ink: "Reproduced in Collotype by The Meriden Gravure Company / 1963" Bottom right, printed in black ink: "C. Hall Sc."
Object Number: 1964.66.0
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